The Treasure of Maria Mamoun

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Product Details

Price
$16.98
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
July 12, 2016
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.5 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374303402

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About the Author

Michelle Chalfoun is a pediatric nurse who lives with her husband and children on Long Island, New York. Her first book for young readers, The Treasure of Maria Mamoun, is the winner of the 2017 Arab American Book Award for Children/Young Adults.

Reviews

"A city girl moves to an island and finds her true place in the world . . . Chalfoun's deft prose captures the glories of the New England oceanside, and her well-portrayed major characters change and grow throughout the narrative. The author draws on her own experiences for well-integrated details of the heroine's half-Lebanese background . . . Happy endings all around fit well within this slightly old-fashioned tale, and Maria's blossoming connections with a large local family and the island itself prove to be the true treasure of the title . . . [A] satisfying summer adventure." --School Library Journal

"The plot builds smoothly and suspensefully as Maria puzzles over mysterious clues, and the happy . . . ending is warmly satisfying." --Publishers Weekly

"A quiet book that affectionately portrays its locale and carefully constructs and uses its characters." --The Bulletin

"I practically flew through this book, loving every minute . . . A well-written story with believable characters, The Treasure of Maria Mamoun will draw readers in and make them root for Maria." --Barnes & Noble Kids Blog